The new facility also provides additional space for Ecolab’s Research, Development and Engineering team.

“We design products and technologies to help our customers optimize their operations while minimizing environmental impact,” said Dr. Larry Berger, executive vice president and chief technical officer. “The additional laboratory space this facility provides will expand global product design and application development in support of our Institutional business and our other cleaning and sanitizing businesses.”

About EcolabWith 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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